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Youth Programs

Novel Coronavirus - Programming and Facility Impacts

Campus Recreation has suspended all student focused activities for the foreseeable future. This includes, intramural sports, group exercise, personal training, club sports, and swim lessons. 

*The Student Recreation Center will remain closed until further notice.

Rec Guide  Facility Impacts Facility Hours

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Instill a love for active lifestyles early on!

We are proud to offer a variety of programming, events and opportunities for our youngest WVU community members. Check out all of our youth programming options below.

Annual Kids Safety and Fitness Expo

This is a free, family-centered event hosted by the Mountaineer KidZone that features bike safety lessons and an obstacle course, opportunities to play new sports and games, the annual tug-of-war competition, hands-on demonstrations and activities, plus health information for parents. Join us each Spring for the exciting event that brings the WVU community together. 

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Birthday Parties and Group Events

The Student Rec Center is the ultimate place to host a fun, safe and memorable party or event! Take advantage of our climbing wall, aquatics area, full-court gyms and a variety of fun party games for your next event. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday party or hosting a team building retreat we can help you customize a package tailored to your needs and interests.

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Kids Night Out

Campus Recreation is excited to provide an evening out for parents/guardians and a memorable night for your child(ren)! Kids Night Out offers a positive and affordable alternative to having a babysitter for the night. We make it easy and hassle free, all you have to do is register!

Each month we will travel to a new and exciting country to learn about their culture and cuisine. At Kids Night Out, children will not only have tons of fun interacting with their peers; they will also enjoy unique themed activities, group games, crafts, snacks and more!

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Mountaineer KidZone

Mountaineer KidZone (MKZ) is a flex-care center for children located in the Student Recreation Center. Staff provide safe and developmentally appropriate activities for children aged six weeks through eight years of age.

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Summer Camps

We will not be having camp in person this year, but we are excited to announce that we will be hosting a free, virtual alternative to camp! Our dedicated Campus Rec Kids “Virtual” Summer Camp staff has been hard at work preparing ways to still make this summer memorable and engaging. 

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Swim Lessons

The aquatics department offers a variety of both private lessons and group parent-child water-readiness classes each semester for several age groups.

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Youth Climbing Club

Do you have a child interested in climbing?! Campus Recreation’s Youth Climbing Club is a great way for children to learn about rock climbing. Climbing is a fun, exciting, challenging way to stay fit and enjoy the vertical world. Our knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic instructors and counselors will teach a variety of skills such as technique, gear usage and safety, as well as route climbing, bouldering and strength/endurance. They will also learn life skills such as team work, problem solving, trust, concentration and communication.

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